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Outranking Viral/High views videos of youtube?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Equality, Sep 2, 2013.

  1. Equality

    Equality Regular Member

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    What do you think about outranking viral or high views videos?

    Why do I ask - is because they mostly have no links and social signals, but only views,likes,comments.

    To give you more idea - car crashing niches or something...

    Is it worth trying?
     
  2. GreyKnight

    GreyKnight Regular Member

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    Some viral videos do rank because of their social signal, because in a sense, people will "share" good videos with their friends, either sharing them via Facebook or Twitter or anything.
    I think the number of the viewers/retention viewers has some weight on that also.

    Personally, for car crashing if you got nice videos I think it is worthwhile to try, get a good video with good social signals and some high quality backlink. But mind you, the video must have good quality also. But if you try to beat some real viral videos (say, Psy's Gangnam Style) I don't think that is feasible to do.
     
  3. Equality

    Equality Regular Member

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    no-no, man ... No gangnam style ))

    I say about videos with 100k-300k views. But consistent views.

    I analyze with opensite explorer and most of them don't have social signals or low social signals.
    Just curious.
     
  4. David Jackson

    David Jackson Registered Member

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    You are right that some videos don't have links but have so many views, likes and shares. Exactly it all depends upon the stuff of the video. If stuff is as interested as it attract people's attention then definitely its views go up rapidly.
     
  5. jedy357

    jedy357 Registered Member

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    Youtube videos are basicaly ranking because of views, likes and comments in YT. They don't need social signals (but can help) or backlinks.
    However you can outrank them in Google, because it's based more on social and backlinks.
     
  6. Equality

    Equality Regular Member

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    i also think like that. thanks
     
  7. Laubster

    Laubster Senior Member Premium Member

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    Yeah it all depends if you want to outrank them in YT or Google. In YT you need more likes and views. On Google you need links. Sadly likes and views are harder to manipulate without getting caught.